GDS Bender Elements Analysis Tool Licence for 2018 14 December 2017 GDSBEAT software has been free to download and use for the past four years. The aim of GDSBEAT was to automate and share some common interpretation methods with the geotechnical community, with the hope of aiding progression towards accepted standards and methodologies for these tests. Read more The licence expires each year, as feedback and updates on the software are taken into consideration. For more information and to download a copy of the software click here. Geoteko Case Study Using GDS Hall Effect Local Strain Transducers 14 November 2017 GEOTEKO were required to carry out a series of triaxial tests for one of its clients to assess the samples susceptibility to liquefaction. The void ratio is one of the most important factors that affect the liquefacion phenomenon, therefore the exact determination of this parameter is very important for such tests. It is necessary to monitor the samples void ratio changes at each stage of the test. Read more Download the full case study here. Resonant Column Software Overview 03 October 2017 Watch a demonstration of the GDS' Resonant Column Apparatus software. The video completes a three part compilation of the Resonant Column, including a system overview and details of the apparatuses torsional excitation mechanism. Read more Watch here 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 03 October 2017 GDS Instruments exhibited at the 19th ICSMGE conference in Seoul last month. The conference attracted 1,952 participants from 82 countries. Read more GDS was supported on their stand by numerous agents from within the region. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the organisers for a great event and to everyone who visited our stand. For more information about the conference click here. GDS have supplied apparatus to over 75% of the world’s top 50 Universities 21 August 2017 GDS have supplied equipment to over 75% of the world’s top 50 Universities who specialise in Civil & Structural Engineering, according to the “QS World University Ranking 2017” report. Having worked with so many of the leading universities around the world, GDS has become synonymous with highly accurate advanced testing apparatus. Read more Read the full article here. Riga Technical University Back Pressured Shearbox Case Study 06 July 2017 Peteris Skels and Kaspars Bondars from Riga Technical University set out to examine slope stability and landslide triggering mechanisms in colluvial soil in deep river valley slopes. Most of the landslides in Latvia evolve in deep river valleys after heavy consecutive rainfall in Autumn or rapid snowmelt in Spring (Latvian Geological Survey, 2003). Read more Click here to read the full case study.